Three stories in the news today, Sept. 14

Three stories in the news today, Sept. 14 from The Canadian Press:

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QUEBEC MAN SET TO STAND TRIAL A SECOND TIME IN THE DEATHS OF HIS TWO CHILDREN

Jury selection is to begin today in the second trial of a former Quebec cardiologist who’s charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of his two children. Guy Turcotte’s story riveted Quebecers for weeks in 2011 as a lengthy trial heard how the popular doctor in a town north of Montreal came to be charged in the 2009 deaths of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3.  154 words

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GORD BAMFORD KEEPS HIS CROWN AT COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Canada’s reigning king of country music Gord Bamford proved once again why he wears the crown at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Bamford was last night’s big winner, taking home three awards including Male Artist of the Year and Songwriter and Single of the Year. The 39-year-old Bamford says he credits his success to his hard-working attitude, instilled by his family upbringing in Alberta.

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BOLDLY GOING WHERE HIS ACTING HASN’T GONE BEFORE

Patrick Stewart has decided it’s time for a change — he wants his fans to forget about Jean-Luc Picard and Charles Xavier — at least for a little while. After years of playing two career-defining characters, the 75-year-old Stweart says he’s looking for roles that distance him from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “X-Men.” He says that’s what drew him to the role of a vicious neo-Nazi club owner in the thriller “Green Room,” which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS …

— Year-end figures for fiscal 2014-15 will be released today by the Finance Department

The Canadian Press

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